SpareFoot Named A Winner Of 2017 Top Workplaces Award By The Austin American-Statesman

Jodi Bart Holzband
Published November 7, 2017

AUSTIN, TEXAS November 6, 2017 – SpareFoot, the largest marketplace for storage, has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Austin American-Statesman in 2017 for the fifth year in a row. The company is listed as the 11th Top-Rated Small Employer in Austin out of the 55 included in this year’s list. SpareFoot was also named a Top Large Company Culture by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2017.

The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees.”

“We work hard to build and maintain a highly collaborative environment where everyone knows where we’re going, how we’re going to get there, and what their individual role is in making that happen,” said CEO Chuck Gordon. “Our employees are the reason we are successful; it’s important that they feel valued and supported.”

The company offers fully paid health insurance for employees and their families, daily lunch provided by a full-time chef and culinary team, a flexible vacation policy, volunteer opportunities — both onsite and in the community, regular fun events and celebrations, and much more.

In 2017, SpareFoot joined just six percent of worksites across Texas designated a Silver Mother-Friendly Worksite. Silver requirements include offering part-time work or working from home and creating a private room with a locking door for breastfeeding employees that includes a sink and refrigerator.

SpareFoot is a great place to work and a great place to play, as well. The company was the gold medal winner in the Austin Startup Games for four out of the last five years.

For more information about life at SpareFoot and current job opportunities, check out the Jobs page.


About SpareFoot is the largest marketplace for storage, making it easier to move and store your stuff. The SpareFoot website lets you find and compare the best storage deals near you, and instantly rent online or by phone for free. With the most up-to-date information on storage available, SpareFoot makes finding your stuff a home the easiest thing to cross off your to-do list.

About Energage, LLC

Headquartered in Exton, PA, Energage specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign—a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Energage also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. Energage is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.

Jodi Bart Holzband

Jodi is a writer and editor at SpareFoot with a particular interest in topics around organization and moving. When not creating content for the world's largest self- and full-service storage marketplace, she enjoys spending time with her husband and young daughter.

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